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I was oiling my sword the other day and for reason, it felt as if it was bending with no pressure. Maybe I'm just imagining things or my hands got too fat and molds onto anything? Haha, what do you all see?

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Could be just the pictures or maybe just my eyes but to me it looks a little “ wavey “ in more than one spot. Hope it is just trick photography and all is good. 
  MikeR

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Not sure if it's bent, as much as off-axis.

Hey Ken! I'll take more pictures later off work, but agreed. It was hard tonfind a good photo. I meant to take photo with the tsuka off to have a good flat area to start the photography.

 

Thanks guys! Thankfully, although the blade is tired, I see no signs of shinae, but is not always a thing and we know minornones have a possibility of being removed during polish.

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Hi Lev i would not worry about it.

It looks good as it is.

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Il not seeing it!  :dunno:

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Take all the parts off the blade, place the blade on a glass table top, slide different thickness cardboard/paper strips under the blade. You should be able determine any variation in blade straightness this way.

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Corrected bend near the Monouchi, most of my older blades in Gunto mounts have a similar corrected bend. Bamboo, Tatami, people.....anything could've caused it after 400 years.

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My shinsakuto has a similar "bend " after a decade of use. No problem with it cutting and sheathing.

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